Become a Volunteer

Each year over 600 volunteers make our work with children with special medical needs possible.  Leaves are raked, trails are cleared, envelopes are stuffed, committees and Board roles are filled.

WOW Hour Volunteers

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Have a special talent (martial arts, woodworking, painting, soccer, etc.) that you want to share with our kids? Check our WOW (Working On Wellness) Hour volunteer opportunities, Click Here.

Summer Teen Volunteers

Our Teen Volunteer Program is designed to provide leadership skills and support to Camp and also serves as one vehicle to becoming a Counselor.

AGE: Teen Volunteers must be age 15+ to be either a day or a residential volunteer. (Younger volunteers can volunteer with our Horsemanship Program: [email protected])

SKILLS: leadership, initiative, maturity and compassion, ability to manage own special health need (if applicable), experience in camp setting and with children age 5-17 preferred.

APPLICATION: Teen Volunteer positions are highly competitive and require an application and, if we decide to advance the application, also require an interview.

Are you a camper/Blazer interested in applying to be a Teen Volunteer?

AGE: Blazers must have aged out of the Blazer Program (after age 17) – volunteer role is for summer following their last summer as a Blazer.

SKILLS: leadership, initiative, maturity and compassion, ability to manage own special health need (if applicable), experience in camp setting and with children age 5-17 preferred.

APPLICATION: Teen Volunteer positions are highly competitive and require an application and, if we decide to advance the application, also require an interview.

NOTE: Blazers accepted to be a Teen Volunteer may be asked to volunteer for a different session than attended as a Blazer.

BLAZER PROGRAM

Blazers are role models for our younger camps, support the evening programs, engage in a team-building and leadership development program, plan and implement a camp-based service project and take one off-camp trip.

AGE: Blazers must be age 15-17 or submit an exceptional application.

SKILLS: recommended to have at least 1 prior year at CHT, demonstrate leadership, initiative, maturity and compassion; ability to manage own special health need.

APPLICATION: The Blazer Program can be a competitive process and we appreciate your understanding as we try to accommodate all of our Campers. Please note that whether a Blazer or not, ALL Campers are invited to enjoy the fun, friends and positive environment of CHT!

Click here for more information on Who Attends CHT.

 

 SUMMER HORSEMANSHIP PROGRAM

Horsemanship at CHTThe purpose of the Horsemanship Program at Camp Holiday Trails is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where campers can spend time with the horses, learn about their care, and enjoy riding in the ring or on the trail, and in so doing, experience the physical, social, and emotional benefits that arise from interacting with our volunteers and our special Equine Partners. For More Information Click Here.


 

Ready for the best summer of your life…?

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Is your group interested in volunteering for a weekday or weekend?
Inquire Here – Volunteer Work Group Form PDF

Since 1973, Camp Holiday Trails has relied on the time, talent and treasure of hundreds of community volunteers and partners.  Join them as together we work to improve the quality of life for our special children.

Our expanding Volunteer Family includes:

  • Air Force ROTC, UVA
  • Altrusa Club
  • APO co-ed service fraternity, UVA
  • Central VA Burn Camp
  • Blue Ridge & Charlottesville Rotary Clubs
  • Building Goodness Foundation
  • Community Attention Program
  • Covenant School
  • Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts/Eagle Scouts /Order of the Arrow
  • Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • GE Fanuc
  • Intersorority and Interfraternity Councils and many Greek organizations, UVA
  • Kiwanis of Charlottesville
  • Knights of Pythias
  • Madison House, UVA
  • Miller School
  • Monticello HS
  • Olivet Church youth group
  • Optimist Club
  • Sutherland MS
  • Thomas Jefferson Area Lions Club
  • United Way Thomas Jefferson Area Volunteer Center
  • United Way Day of Caring volunteers
  • UVA Project SERVE
  • UVA School of Engineering (American Society of Civil Engineers, Pi Tau Sigma)
  • UVA School of Medicine
  • UVA School of Nursing
  • UVA Athletics
  • Wesley Foundation

Interested in adopting a cabin or program area? Would you like to join our Annual Spring Spruce-Up Day? How about team-building with your company through a Work Day?

Teachers — we welcome your students and have many service-learning opportunities!

Contact our Camp Office for more information: 434-977-3781 or [email protected]

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